Feeds

Jabra talks up Bluetooth iPod accessories

Fewer wires for PSP, DS, MP3 player owners too

Security for virtualized datacentres

CeBIT Bluetooth headset specialist Jabra this week stepped into the iPod, handheld games console and music-phone accessory markets, pitching a handful of new products designed to free digital music device owners from cumbersome wires.

Jabra's iPod-oriented offerings include a Bluetooth adaptor, the A125s, that hooks into the MP3 player's dock connector and beams audio out to any Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) compatible headset. Jabra said the unit will run for ten hours.

The Jabra A120s is the same kind of device, this time equipped with a 3.5mm earphone jack to grab and transmit music from Macs, PCs, MP3 players, handheld games consoles, phones, TVs and so on to Bluetooth headphones - like Jabra's own BT620s set - or other A2DP-compatible cans.

jabra a120s bluetooth stereo adaptor jabrab t325s bluetooth stereo headset
Jabra's A120s Bluetooth stereo adaptor (left) and BT325s earphones

Unlike other stereo Bluetooth headphones, the BT620s pair also incorporate a microphone so they can be used with music mobiles not only for music playback but for taking calls. Jabra said the set's rechargeable battery provides up to 14 hours' music play and phone conversation time, or up to 240 hours' operation in stand-by mode.

jabra bt620s bluetooth stereo headphones
Jabra's BT6200s Bluetooth stereo headphones

Jabra also unveiled the BT325s, a lightweight set of earphones that connect to an MP3 using a 3.5mm jack but also sports a Bluetooth dongle that connects to a mobile phone, allowing you to use the two devices at once. You can also use it to receive Bluetooth-beamed music. The Bluetooth unit has sufficient battery capacity for eight hours' talk time or 240 hours on stand-by.

Finally, the company announced a USB Bluetooth stereo adaptor that brings A2DP support to PCs in a cheaper, more simple form than the A120s provides.

Jabra said all these products will ship in Europe by the end of Q2. It provided pricing only for the A320s USB adaptor - it will cost about €30 (£21/$36) - and the BT620s, which will retail for around €99 (£68/$118). ®

Related reviews

Logitech Wireless Headphones for iPod
Logitech Wireless Music System for iPod

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.